It is a common misconception that working in the field of healthcare requires going to medical school. While medical school is necessary to become a physician, there are hundreds of other roles that exist in the field of healthcare, many of which do not require years and years of graduate schooling (or none at all).
Each semester, the Center for Career Development holds a Pathways to Healthcare panel that features 4-5 UConn alumni who are currently working in healthcare and did not attend med school, dental school, PA school, or nursing school. These fantastic alumni share insight onto how they decided on their own career paths, what they did while still in college to gain experience, and how they transitioned into their current role post-graduation.
Each event also includes a brief overview presentation about different “buckets’ of healthcare occupations, including both patient-care-focused roles and more behind-the-scenes roles, where you can find more information about them, and advice for those of you who are looking to get started pursuing one of these careers.
Information about this semester’s panelists can be found on Handshake – https://uconn.joinhandshake.com/events/807705
Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81259475906
If you require accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for Career Development at email@example.com.